AIA and APA Joint Annual Meeting - New Orleans, January 8-11, 2015 - Archaeology at Work

High Energy, Electrifying, Archaeological Stimulation! Once Again... It's the Lightning Session!

The AIA Annual Meeting Lightning Session

Friday, January 3, 2014, 5:30-8:30 pm

Following upon its successful launch at the 2013 Annual Meeting, The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased again hold the Lightning Session at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

This fast-paced, informal session gives participants an opportunity to deliver a 5-minute talk on their current research, a specific case-study, or methodological problem to an interdisciplinary audience and get feedback from a wide variety of colleagues, with an emphasis on interaction and networking.


The 2014 Lightning Session will accommodate 12 participants over the course of 3 hours and will be moderated by members of the Student Affairs Interest Group (SAIG). Each participant will have 5 minutes (no more, no less) to make an informal presentation. Each presentation will be followed by a 5-minute discussion between the presenter and the audience. Each presenter will be allowed to display a maximum of two Powerpoint slides.

Rules and Guidelines

*Lightning Session participants must be members in good standing of the AIA and registered for the Annual Meeting;
*Presentations may be a maximum of 5 minutes only;
*A maximum of 2 Powerpoint slides per presentation are allowed, and must be submitted in advance;
*Handouts are not allowed;
*Lightning Session participants are not eligible for AIA travel grants.


DEADLINE EXTENDED:  November 24, 2013

Interested parties are invited to submit the following through the AIA Annual Meeting website:

1) personal contact information including the applicant’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information, including email address;
2) a presentation title and short abstract (100 words maximum).

A sub-committee of the SAIG will review all applications and acceptance letters will be emailed by December 1, 2013.

The photo used througout the Annual Meeting site is by Jens Haas. It pictures the Classical Studies Graduate Program at Columbia University's APAHA excavation at Stabiae, Italy.